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MediaTek and Qualcomm Enter Into Patent Arrangement

MediaTek, Inc.
2009-11-20 04:56 523

SAN DIEGO and HSINCHU, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, and MediaTek, Inc., (TPE: 2454), a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced that they have entered into a broad patent arrangement under each company's patent portfolios, including CDMA and WCDMA essential patents, with respect to all integrated circuit products, including CDMA and WCDMA products.

MediaTek's customers do not receive rights to any of Qualcomm's patents and such customers will need to obtain a separate license from Qualcomm in order to receive rights to any of Qualcomm's patents. Qualcomm's customers do not receive rights to any of MediaTek's patents and such customers will need to obtain a separate license from MediaTek in order to receive rights to any of MediaTek's patents. The remainder of the terms of the arrangement are confidential.

About MediaTek

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange, MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales and research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark and England. For more information, please visit MediaTek's website at http://www.mediatek.com .

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500(R) company. For more information, please visit http://www.qualcomm.com .

For more information, please contact:

Qualcomm Contacts:

Tina Asmar, Corporate Communications

Phone: +1-858-845-5959

Email: corpcomm@qualcomm.com

John Gilbert, Investor Relations

Phone: +1-858-658-4813

Email: ir@qualcomm.com

MediaTek Contacts:

Sharon Lo, Public Relations

Phone: +88-3-567-0766 x21435

Email: pr@mediatek.com

Sophia Liang, Investor Relations

Phone: +886-3-567-0766 x26568

Email: ir@mediatek.com

Source: MediaTek, Inc.
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